Island of Sipan
Biggest of the Elafiti islands, Sipan, used to be a home to several thousand, mostly rich citizens of Dubrovnik. Nowdays however, its two villages have around 450 residents only. The island is partially stony, partially covered in mediterranean maquis and Aleppo pine. Many olive tree grows still remain on the island since the old times, so the island is a Guiness record holder in the olive trees per people ratio. Coast and the sea around Sipan are exceptionally diverse, making it an excellent destination for divers. Witnessing the rich history and the popularity in the past, there are 42 mansions and 34 little churches on the island. Famous reinessance castle of the Stjepovic-Skocibuha family and the Pakljena tower built in 1563 are the most attractive cultural sites on the island.